At what point in the year should I raise prices?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Around January, or could i just raise it at the start of next month?
  2. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,547

    july 1st. Then can look for others to do it cheaper july, aug, and sept. by oct they are over it and keep you all winter and forever.
  3. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 906

    I was going to say when the snow is almost melted but I guess that wouldn't work in your location! :)
  4. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,733

    I will not raise my prices until 2006. I have given a price to my customers and that is that. If they can not trust my word, then I am nothing. I intend to raise my prices in 2006, but until then, no matter what the gas situation is, the prices I have given are like being carved in stone.
  5. Green lawns

    Green lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    We raised all of ours on April 1st. Did not have one customer leave us. Went up $2.00 to $3.00 per account (mowing).
  6. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    All new customers I have figured in higher gas prices. I have also told them if it soars like it has been doing I will be adding a surcharge.

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